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July 18, 2018

Published in conjunction with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), this bi-weekly publication contains news, market research, insight for the Oracle ecosystem, as well as IOUG news and information. Subscribers also receive IOUG ResearchWire, a bi-monthly reseach report for the Oracle community.

News Flashes

Dell EMC has announced its newest Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), the Dell EMC IDPA DP4400, providing converged data protection to help mid-size organizations transform IT while alleviating data sprawl and complexity. In addition, integration with VMware native tools, Oracle RMAN, and SQL Server Management Studio enables application administrators to leverage protection features within familiar user interfaces.

Oracle has announced that its Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service allows organizations to build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale.

The hype around blockchain technology as it relates to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is reaching an all-time high, but enterprise organizations are taking a longer-term, more measured approach.

Think About It

People are ready to take instructions from robots at work according to a new Oracle study. However, the survey of 1,320 U.S. HR leaders and employees revealed that while people are ready to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) at work, and understand that the benefits go far beyond automating manual processes, organizations are not doing enough to help their employees embrace AI and that will result in reduced productivity, skillset obsolescence and job loss. 

IOUG News and Information

IOUG offers webcasts on a range of topics including big data, security, cloud, and many more.

In an age where increased productivity is the gold standard, DBAs continuously seek new ways to become more efficient in their daily work. Amazon Web Services (AWS), an IOUG partner, recognizes this need and recently announced two new features to reduce and optimize vCPUs on the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle Database.

Oracle provides informational resources, including educational events, webcasts, and white papers.

This post provides a set of best practices to facilitate cloud migrations with minimal downtime and minimal risk, irrespective of the type of cloud service you plan to adopt, focusing on the application data that has to be migrated. Generally, databases store application data and change continuously.

Registration is now open for COLALBORATE 19 - this year in a brand new location in San Antonio. COLLABORATE is more than just a tech conference, with more than 1,000 sessions and panels filled with first-hand experiences, case studies and "how-to" content and opportunities to build your personal and professional networks.